4 people shot at Perry Park on Indy’s south side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Four people were shot at a popular park on the south side of Indianapolis early Wednesday morning, and two of the victims are juveniles.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a 911 call regarding a person shot at Perry Park, which is near Stop 11 Road and Meridian Street, around 1 a.m.

IMPD found four people suffering from gunshot wounds when they arrived. 

“The ages of these individuals range from under the age of 20. Some of them are juveniles. We have not confirmed all of the names and all of the ages yet.  All appear to be teenagers. A couple of them adult a couple not,” said IMPD Major Harold Turner.

IMPD says one juvenile victim is in critical condition; another victim is in serious condition; and the other two victims are in stable condition. They were all transported to different hospitals.

IMPD said they believe the shooting occurred after some sort of disagreement on a basketball court at Perry Park, but police don’t believe they were there for a pickup basketball game. “I think there was something else going on,” Turner said.

They tell us Perry Park is currently closed because of the stay-at-home order, so no one should have been there.

Detectives are working to figure out why the victims were at the park and where their parents are.

IMPD detained four other people who they believe have info about what happened at the park, but they were later released.

They want anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-Tips.

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